According to Fab, Ma$e and “Oracle” victim Cam’ron both called him the same day their feud went public.
“I thought he had some bars. I think his delivery was a tiny bit rusty but that might have been because, I don’t know the last time Ma$e put out records. But the bars was there. I actually spoke to Ma$e the day he put that out. I actually was surprised I was getting a call from him. And I got a call from Cam’ron that day. It was a weird day for me. [Ma$e] called me because I was having my birthday party – he said, ‘I had to spank him,’ and I was like, ‘Who this?’ [laughs] And he was like, ‘It’s Murda.’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, what’s up Ma$e?’ And then we just started talking. He was talking about that and Cam had been taking shots at him for years and he had been shooing them way. And then later on that night, I spoke to Cam. He said he was going to play [his diss song] at the party. Neither of them ended up coming.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
Jadakiss also shared his take on Mason Betha’s “The Oracle” and said his former Bad Boy Records labelmate still had talent.
“You can’t put G. Dep before Murda,” Jada said about Ma$e’s lyrical ability. “Once you clear everything off, Ma$e could give you some [bars]. … ["The Oracle” record?] I thought it was good for hip-hop on the aspect of what it was. … Ma$e is still nice. If you peel everything off, he’s gonna give you something. He’s going to give you your money’s worth.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
Last week, Cam’ron talked about having Ma$e blast him with the unexpected “The Oracle” diss song.
“It was out the blue, but I’m proud of him, he finally showed some guts after like 15 years. It took him 15 years, but I was really proud of him when I heard that,” Cam said in an interview. “The thing with me, I don’t really make up stuff when I’m talking about Mase. I just tell him what’s going on. I put a project out called The Program two weeks ago, and I told a story about something that happened in Harlem. So basically he was probably upset that I told the story, but I’m not going to stop telling any story, because it’s Mase or anybody else. My raps are not that much fiction, I rap about stuff that’s going on, so therefore I just told a story, came out the blue. But I’m proud of him, he showed some heart.” (Complex)
The same week, Mason Betha came forward to explain why he felt the need to drop his diss record.
“He said something that just pushed me over the edge, I’m not going to lie. When he said, ‘the bodily harm’ thing. Saying something about someone, I don’t take that serious. When you start saying you’re going to do bodily harm or you’re thinking about that, it’s my job as a man to make sure you don’t get to do that. So every other time when he was saying little stuff about me, I let it slide because you know, we grew up. But people don’t realize, we’ve been enemies way longer than we’ve been friends. So I knew him as an enemy more than as a friend. I knew him for like 8 years as a friend, I knew him for 21 years for being an enemy. So I don’t look at him as a friend.” (Hot 97)